About your Search

20131028
20131105
STATION
MSNBCW 5
MSNBC 4
CNNW 1
WTTG 1
LANGUAGE
English 17
Search Results 0 to 16 of about 17 (some duplicates have been removed)
. >> edhenry and jay carney now. >> i didn't say that. i said people who are working on this issue are addressing the kind of question you just raised if that is the case. i think more broadly, we have acknowledged that health dht care.gov has not performed adequately and the president is not happen about that. secretary sebelius is not happy about that and that is why we have dedicated resources to fixing the existing problems and get that site operating in a level that will allow millions of americans to have the kind of user experience they deserve and need to have on line when they are shopping for affordable health insurance and enrolling in affordable health insurance plans. the purpose is not to build a web site. the call in centers and in person centers, it is to provide information to americans about the health care choices available to them. health care choice that were not available proir to the affordable care act. >> the president when he was trying to get the law passed. if you have health insurance you will be able to keep your plan. this morning david a xelrod press
that a switch was discussed as were many options but he says it was never considered seriously. jay carney says the president dismissed the idea out of hand. i know for a fact that president obama never considered this, never thought about it, never entertained it. the vice president has been a partner of his from the 2008 campaign on, an excellent governing partner and excellent campaign partner. so again, campaigns test everything but as the book itself says this was never considered by the president. >> obama's former senior adviser, david plouffe, also denies any serious intent. plouffe tweeted "never any, any consideration of vice president of hillary rodham clinton switch." >>> congress is ramping up its investigation into the terror attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, as you'll recall, four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya tide in that ferocious attack. and republicans critical of the white house response on the night of september 11th have demanded access to witnesses. well now they'll get their chance in just a couple of weeks, cia operatives who were on t
. >> today in the white house press briefing room, jay carney had to explain the president's poetry in prose. >> the president said, a very simple statement, using the present tense. if you like the plan that you have, you can keep it. period. >> again. >> if you like the plan you had in 2009. >> i understand what you are saying. i can simply say that -- that was consistent with what the president had been saying since prior to the passage of the affordable care act. it described. he was describing what was written into the law which is that we would, the law would grandfather in those who had insurance and liked it and wanted to keep it even once the affordable care act was implemented. and i understand that yeah, there is more to that story. because of choices that insurance companies made to change the plans that individuals might have had. >> also, today, in a house ways and means committee hearing, republican chairman, dave camp asked head of center for medicare and medicaid services about this all. up ai ju >> i want to mention a letter i received from my district. and this man wrote m
and we're on the hook. jay carney took the podium. he also said the reason for all of this, the reason for six enrollees, is solely because of the website. here's carney. >> let me just tell you now, november 1st. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. we never did. they're going to be even lower because of the challenges we had with the website. >> that's interesting. then he says they never did know that because earlier in the week, the answer was the president had no idea that the website was not going to work. so they constantly try to have it both ways and that's annoying. i am surprised the experts seemed so surprised about consumer behavior. if you can't get on to the website you're not going to be able to shop around. that's not working. plus, when you go on, if you decide, juan, if you choose to lo look at the subsidies, you could get a generous subsidy, however, consumer behavior is one of, i don't want the hassle, i'm just going to sign up for medicaid. it might be a less generous subsidy, but that's what people do. once you get on medicaid, which is substandard, it
're just talking about 5% of americans. here's how it was explained by jay carney. >> this universe you're talking about here is 5%. that's the whole individual insurance market, 5% of the upon -- of the population. >> that 5% represents 15 million people. the whole obamacare is to get 30 million. and that's the holy grail. secondly, is it just the individual market that is going to lose their policies? >> no. small business plans are being forced under the new regulations to pool their workers with a larger pool of other workers. if they buy in the states regulated by the states, their insurance can go up quite a bit. they can lose their plans. lots of companies are facing this now. >> dr. emanuel, it isn't just small business or the individuals. there are -- forgive me, sir -- there are big companies: time warner, i.b.m., sears, wal-mart, k-mart, wall green are all saying they're going to take their people off their insurance and put them in exchange. those are companies making decisions how they want to insure people -- >> because of the way obamacare works. >> let me finish. before
think he's put out statements through jay carney that he would never go that far. that he's been very careful in walking the line that has been walked before in terms of presidential power and opportunities and options. >> well, that may be the case. but the government, in general, the administration and the directives that come down from, by tone or other avenues has been to expand government powers and to take, take some leeway here and there with certain, like for example the irs investigations of tea party people. i mean, i think we are all aware that there's more government overreach than we've experienced before in our personal lives. and i think that's what appeals to ted cruz's, to his constituents. now some of what he -- >> yes, but those people work at -- but kathleen, we're talking about the president here. did he appoint those people at irs or did w? >> apparently the president has nothing to do with anything. >> no. >> he pleads ignorance on everything that comes along in the news these days. >> wasn't that a holdover person? you pointed the case of irs. so i have to go a
on this issue of credibility and trustworthy. jay carney punted this question over the insurance market and said, the problem, which has always been the problem, insurance companies in that wild, wild west of the insurance market could arbitrarily cancel, change, downgrade those plans at any time and many of them have over the last several years. that's true. but it's not like the white house didn't know. >> by the way, i don't recall that being the applause line in the 500 speeches i had to sit through. i mean, this is clearly they were either misleading or weren't quite aware of it. i don't know what the heck it was. the thing i find incredibly striking here, the president keeps telling us how angry he is. he hasn't told us he screwed up. at some point down the line people are going to want to hear why he didn't oversee the system more. >> if he does that, he can really only do that once this thing is really working well which could be months and months from now. >> nor do i think it makes good sense or politics. this president is not running for re-election. what he does have to do is protect
," and look what happened in the back. take a look to the right of your screen. there was bo video bombing jay carney. so there he was, morning bo. and that's something you can't make up. it is something that can make you smile going into the weekend. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the hate obama party. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. this hatred of
. if it doesn't it's junk and will be trashed. >> jay carney said if you like your plan, but it is a crummy plan you can't keep your plan. that's what the president wanted -- everyone is making excuses. >> this was a lie barack obama and the democrats sold to the american people because they knew if they sold everyone the idea that they would lose their health insurance, it would be replaced by a plan that was double or triple it never would have passed. they lied because they knew if they told the truth it never would have happened. >> that's key. kirsten. >> the reason why we were sold this is for a lot of people in the obama administration and the democrats they believe the ends justifies the means. their means are good. they have good intentions and yes, we need a better health care system. you know me. i'm a conservative. we need insurance reform coupled with tort reform. we need major change and people are afraid. >> we have the free market. >> we have to sell this hard. >> senator, you have lived the life. >> let me tell you uh -- >> i have lived it. i have abused it as well. >> i don't k
strongly in these daily briefings. jay carney has reporters challenging things that we're reporting that of course is out there. the president went on the road this week to try to defend it. it's been a very sharp defense. >> and they're getting help from people like oracle. >> they brought in these tech experts. yesterday they said there was somebody from google coming in to try to turn this thing around. again, the problem is the int introduction for most americans to the affordable care act has not been a good one. they have to change if this is going to work. >> jan, as you pointed out, the president promised if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. that's not true for those who get individual coverage. there's small portions but 3 million -- >> we think the number is going to be more like 10 million or 15 million. >> what about the promise that president obama says if you like your dock, to you can keep your doctor. >> it's not just a broken website. people are finding out about the affordable health care for the first time. they said, i thought you could keep y
press sect jay carney called the figures cherry picked leaks by republicans and not official numbers. the administration says the website's glitches are making it tough to get actual totals and they are lowering expectations for the initial enrollment report. expected in a few weeks. we told new advance that there would be low enrollment figures initially. >> with the white house in damage control mode, some are wondering if mr. obama is facing a second term curse like ronald reagan who was plagued by the iran-contra affair or bill clinton who was embroiled in the monika lewinsky scandal. >> there is something to be said about the historical antecedents here. it's hard to be president and more difficult to be president in this day and age where controlling your message on any given day is virtually impossible. >> now, dave kemp, charp of the house ways and means committee, has written a letter to cms, one of the agencies in charge of the website asking for as much information as possible about those enrollment figures. the obama administration has called in some of the biggest names
media just happens to be shocked by it as well. >> sure. >> jay carney is like wrestling cats, as they say. they used to want to focus on ed henry. now you have every reporter putting up their hand and you can't say, well, fox, the people at fox. now he's got to play it straight and answer these questions. and the president's going to have trouble shaking his repeated statements about keeping their plan. because the people he wrote were grandfathered into the plan, you can't force an insurance company to continue to insure someone if their math doesn't add up. >> because they squeezed the language in there with obamacare, whereas before they say, you could keep your insurance. no one will have to get out of it. they have to keep you. well, no, there is language in there that says if they even change their co-pay to $5 more, they can drop you. >> they're out. >> that's what's happening. >> a total escape from responsibility here in terms of keeping those that are insured and we're going to maybe hear some answers from kathleen sebelius. who knows? those that are going to questi
enough to say that -- >> they haven't contested the numbers. jay carney came out on friday and presented these numbers. >> you're a web master. you're a master of many things. you're also a web master. you were on the daily call.com. fantastic political website. if i wanted to know, tucker, how many people visited your site between the 8:00 a.m. hour and 9:00 a.m. hour on sunday, can you tell me that? >> i can tell you how many people are on the site right now, where they live, probably some other information. it's really easy. anybody who knows anything about the web will tell you, this is the whole point. every data point is measurable. we know everything. so we don't know? untrue. >> more news this morning and you're going to sit at home today and watch some nfl football, you might not know what's been going on wind the scenes, specifically with the players union, the players association that handles sort of the emotional well being of the nfl players. of course, they've been dealing lately with all the concussion issues in the nfl. you think that would be top priority for them right
Search Results 0 to 16 of about 17 (some duplicates have been removed)